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Haunted by the Ghost of Guilt (5 of 8)
Series: God's Message to Your Emotions
Pastor Jeff Schreve
If you have your Bible, please turn to Psalm 32, Psalm 32. We're in a series, "God's Message in Your Emotions." We're tracing emotional pain to victorious living. And today, we want to look at that insidious emotion called guilt.
I heard about a man, and he was driving in his car. And he drove past a mental asylum. And as he did, he got a flat tire. And so he had to pull over. And he's working on his tire. And there was a guy behind the fence that was watching him. And he was one of the inmates there at this mental asylum. And the guy took out the jack and the tire iron and everything, and he unloosens the lug nuts and takes them off, and takes the tire off. He put the lug nuts down on the street right there. And as he was working on the tire, he accidentally kicked the lug nuts and they all went flying, and they went down a storm sewer. He's thinking, My soul! What am I going to do now? I just lost four lug nuts. And the guy watching from behind the fence, he saw the whole thing. And he said, "Hey, mister. Let me tell you what you can do." He said, "Why don't you take one lug nut off of each of the three remaining tires, and that way each tire has three lug nuts, and that will be enough to get you to the service station, and you can get fixed with four new lug nuts." And the guy said, "That's a great idea. Wow! Thanks so much." He said, "What are you doing in a place like this, anyway?" He said, "Well, I'm in here because I'm crazy, not stupid!"
Guilt is an emotion that can drive a person crazy. I've entitled this sermon, "Haunted by the Ghost of Guilt," because that is so true. Guilt is a haunting emotion. Guilt is that feeling of sorrow and regret over wrong behavior.
You know what's a synonym of guilt? The word remorse; remorse is a really interesting word. It's comes from the Latin, re, which means "again," and mordere, which means "to ...
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